Bass Phillip

Victoria | Gippsland

James' Review

Phillip Jones handcrafted tiny quantities of superlative pinot noir which, at its best, had no equal in Australia. Painstaking site selection, ultra-close vine spacing and the very, very cool climate of South Gippsland are the keys to the magic of Bass Phillip and its eerily Burgundian pinots. One of Australia's greatest small producers, they are heading down a new path after Jones announced in May 2020 that he sold the assets (winery, stock and 14ha of vineyards) to a syndicate led by Burgundian winemaker Jean-Marie Fourrier (who has known Jones for 14 years) and two Singaporeans who already have lucrative wine businesses. The price hasn't been disclosed, but Jones had set a hefty price tag for those who have previously thought it would be a nice business to own.

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Winemaker Phillip Jones
Established 1979
Dozens 1500
Vineyards (area) N/A
Opening Hours By appt
Address Tosch’s Road, Leongatha South, Vic 3953
Telephone (03) 5664 3341
Website www.bassphillip.com